How to Do Gateway System Recovery in Windows 8/7/Vista

Want factory default restoring? Learn to access to Gateway System Recovery option, and restore system from data backup via software on Gateway laptops and desktops in Windows.


by Delia Updated on December 20, 2022

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Why you need system recovery on Gateway computer

Gateway System Recovery is a tool that will return your computer to original state when it was shipped by its manufacturer. It is inbuilt recovery management so you don’t have to access it by means of disc-like device in most instances. When would you like to use this kind of utility? 

Computers, no matter laptops or desktops you’re using, they are likely to get slower and slower after several years of usage, so as to Gateway PC. A large amount of personal files, photos, videos, documents as well as software and system garbage are created on Gateway, such as NE56R41u and SX2110G-UW318. Therefore, Gateway PC will act as new if you restore system to factory default settings.

In another situation, if operating system hard drive is affected by hacker, virus or spyware, restoring Gateway system to new hard drive helps you replace the damaged hard drive with functional one. Besides, when you want to replace HDD with SSD or larger HDD and don’t want to reinstall OS, launch this function will lead to the effect of clean install. As a result, how to get in the System Recovery in Windows becomes the most urgent puzzle.

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How to get access to Gateway System Recovery

Before you start, you need to know clearly about what you will do. Performing full factory restore will completely overwrite contents on system drive, usually partition C. If you do understand, follow these steps to make progress.

First, disconnect Internet, remove CD/DVD if any, reject all USB devices like printer if any, except for keyboard and mouse and then turn off Gateway computer. Second, turn on Gateway. After its BIOS logo appears, press F8 repeatedly and it will bring you to Advanced Boot Options

Then select following option in sequence, Repair your Computer > select keyboard layout > authorize administrator rights (password may be needed) > Recovery Manager > confirm > Full factory restore> wait for the process to be completed. It may take a while to restart and install drivers as well as applications. Then, you need to follow the wizard to set up Windows. There are about seven pages need to be finished.


  • Recovery with automatic data backup will save your existing data files by moving C drive contents to C:\Backup and install a new copy of Windows.

  • It is suggested to update antivirus definitions and perform Windows Updates after installing.

This method is an effective strategy in deed. However, some of you who with bad luck are probably encounter unexpected errors. For example, you may find the restore system from factory default option greyed out or no hard disk found during the process so that you cannot continue.

Under such conditions, you need to turn to third party software. Lay some attention to backup and restore. Once you backed system up, you can easily do system recovery on Gateway laptop or desktop.

Gateway system recovery software – AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Professional is an easy and reliable backup solution that allows you to perform system backup, restore and clone on Gateway. Besides, you can restore only selected files in backup image instead of the entire backup. For advanced users, it offers command line restore that you don’t have to go through graphical interfaces one by one.

More importantly, you are allowed to restore system image to dissimilar hardware with universal restore, for instance, restore Windows 10 to different hardware. Anyway, if you have backed up system and want to do Gateway system recovery from hard drive, download this recovery software freely to have a try. If you haven’t created a backup yet, then backup system now.

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Step 1. Install and start AOMEI Backupper Professional. Click Restore. By default, it will scan and detect the backup image. If not, click Path to manually navigate.

Select Image File

Step 2. Select the right backup point.

Select Backup Image

Step 3. Select the destination path you want to restore to.

Select Location

Step 4. Click Start Restore.

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  • If you restore system image to different computer hard drive, be sure to check Universal Restore box.

There’s more than one way to do Gateway system recovery. The key point is to choose the most suitable one. AOMEI Backupper Professional supports Windows OS including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. 

If you want to perform system restore on Windows Server OS such as Windows Server 2008 and Server 2012, please check out AOMEI Backupper Server edition. You can refer to restore Windows Server 2003 system state backup for more information.

Delia · Editor
Delia owns extensive experience in writing technology-related blog posts, and has been a part of AOMEI since 2020 to provide expertise in data security and disaster recovery. She works with Windows operating systems, SQL databases, and virtualization platforms such as VMware and Hyper-V, specializing in troubleshooting and advising on data protection and migration.